Kitwe Teaching Hospital public relations officer Phoebe Chileya has stated that the 74 of Musonda Township, among them 48 children, were admitted last night.
“Among those admitted were [eight] minors under the age of five…40 were between the ages of six and 14, and 26 were 15 years and above,” Chileya stated, adding that most of the patients were stable and had since been discharged from hospital.
Only four have remained admitted for further observation, she said.
“The patients consumed food that was contaminated with toxins that are harmful for the body. We are hopeful that the four that are still in hospital will soon be discharged to join their families,” stated Chileya.